Welcome to North Bay Country Dance

February 20, 2022 update – The NBCDS Board of Directors has voted to resume local in-person contra dance and ECD series in March, 2022. Dancers must be fully vaccinated with booster and masked. Please check our calendar for information about upcoming dances. For additional information, you can contact Craig Meltzner (craig@nbcds.org) regarding contra dances or Tom Spittler (tspittler@gmail.com) regarding English Country Dance.

January 15, 2022 update – In-person NBCDS events planned for mid-January through mid-February (Wischemann Hall ECD and Petaluma contra) are cancelled due to current and trending COVID-19 case rates. We will continue to monitor case rates in connection with planned future in-person events. 

The North Bay Country Dance Society (NBCDS) Board of Directors has voted to resume in-person English and contra dances beginning November 21, 2021. Our first in-person ECD was November 21 and our first contra dance will be in Petaluma December 5th. Refer to the NBCDS web calendar for information about upcoming dances, including requirements for pre-registration, as applicable.

Currently we require dancers to be fully-vaccinated and masked. Vaccinated status will be checked at the door.  We will monitor local COVID case rates and public health directives and will be prepared to cancel in-person dances as needed. Check the website and/or contact the dance manager/organizer shortly before the scheduled dance to confirm plans to hold the dance.

We continue to host Saturday Evening Waltz Party on-line. Kalia Kliban and Sharon Green are switching Odd Sundays English Dance to Oddly Even Sundays as of Sunday, November 28th.

As we transition to in-person gatherings, please continue to support those performers and organizations which have sustained us through on-line programming the past 20 months.

Please consider a donation to NBCDS if you have enjoyed our on-line programming or want to support us as we resume in-person dancing. Donation link below!

North Bay Country Dance Society (NBCDS) invites you to join us on the dance floor! Whether you choose contra, family, English country, or Morris dancing, you’ll share the aerobic exhilaration of traditional dancing to a spectrum of great live music in good company.

North of San Francisco Bay in Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties, we are proud to sponsor dances featuring outstanding area callers and musicians as well as some of the finest nationally-renowned talent. You don’t need a partner, just comfortable clothes and low, smooth-soled dancing shoes. And our dances are fragrance-free, in consideration of some community members who are sensitive.

You haven’t danced before? No worries! Our dances are accessible and inclusive with a welcoming community; each dance is taught in advance, and you can show up for an introduction for new dancers half an hour before the dance starts. Easier dances are usually called in the first half of the dance.

Morris is a lively and colorful team performance dance from the Cotswold Hills in Southern England. Here in the North Bay, Apple Tree Morris has been entertaining the public since 1998.

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